Purchasing Agent
Department: Purchasing
Location: Spokane, WA
  • Issue purchase orders to vendors for warehousing and resale of welding, safety and industrial supplies.
  • Provide internal customer service and support for store and sales staff.
  • Ensure that all internal and external customers and co-workers receive outstanding service by providing a friendly environment which includes greeting and acknowledging every customer, maintaining the highest standards, exhibiting solid product knowledge and all other components of a ‘Customer is Number 1” environment.
  • Create purchase orders in computer system through analysis of reports, customer invoices and stocking level parameters.
  • Confirmation of all purchase orders, pricing, availability, part number accuracy and quantity ordered.
  • Update cost in computer system.
  • Contact vendors for pricing, product specifications, problems/concerns, return of goods and sourcing product.
  • Notify store and sales staff of major discrepancies in pricing, delivery and availability of product ordered.
  • Monitor backorder report.
  • Problem solving and the ability to multi-task.
  • Key and complete inventory transfers between branches.
  • Adjust inventory at branches (+or-) to correct discrepancies.
  • Distribute printed materials to appropriate personnel.
  • Set up new inventory items in the computer system, conforming to company standards and guidelines.
  • Assist co-workers at all store locations with questions, concerns, or requests.
  • Commit to high performance through outstanding attendance and overall dependable work habits.
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures as well as local, state and federal regulations and laws.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One year data entry experience, 1 year purchasing background and 1 year industry experience preferred.
  • Physically operate various types of office equipment including but not limited to photocopiers, fax machines, 10-key, computers, printers, etc.
  • Able to sit at a desk or computer for extended periods of time.
  • Able to move about the office with occasional lifting, bending and reaching. Able to dial, hear and respond to telephone calls and inquires as necessary.
  • Able to communicate effectively, visually and verbally with internal and external contacts.
  • May frequently be required to lift, carry and handle up to 30 pounds.
  • Requirements:
  • Excellent 10-key and data entry skills (speed plus accuracy), TIMS, WORD, Outlook and the internet.
  • Requires attention to detail.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills to interact with co-workers, vendors, sales people in a positive and helpful manner.
  • Able to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to be a team player as well as work independently.
  • Able to multi-task.
  • Additional Information:
  • If interested in applying for this position please send resume and cover letter to hr@oxarc.com

  • Must pass drug screen, physical and background check.

  • OXARC offers competitive salary and benefit package--full time employees enjoy medical, dental, vision, prescription, life insurance, 401(k), paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants considered regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, veteran or disability status, age, religion or other protected status.

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